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The iSchool has Academic software contracts with several software vendors including Microsoft and VMware which allow us to provide software available for iSchool students actively enrolled in an IST class.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Education

What is Microsoft Azure? (formerly known as Microsoft Imagine)

Microsoft Azure is an annual membership program provided by Microsoft at cost to enrolled academic institutions.  As a member of Microsoft Azure, the iSchool is able to provide enrolled IST students with opportunities to experiment with Microsoft development tools, operating systems, server applications, and documentation.

Sounds Sweet, How do you sign up?

iSchool's IT Services updates the eligibility every semester to keep in compliance with Microsoft's EULA.  This is usually done in advance of, or during, the first 2 weeks of every semester according to the Academic Calendar.

Am I eligible?

Your eligibility is added to Microsoft Azure based on your affilation with the iSchool.  In order to be eligible to access Microsoft Azure, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in an IST class for the current semester

How do I get the Software?

Microsoft has recently changed the name for the Microsoft Imagine program and has in turn moved their software off the classic Kivuto site (https://software.ischool.syr.edu). To access Microsoft products once again, follow the steps.


  1. Head to : https://aka.ms/devtoolsforteaching

  2. When you reach the Microsoft Azure page, click the blue Sign In button

  3. When you reach the Microsoft sign in page, use your @syr.edu email address and your NetID password to log in

  4. Once signed in, you will be redirected to the Education Azure blade. From here, you can access Microsoft learning tools, software and license keys.

Still have trouble or questions after reading above?

Contact the iSchool Services Helpdesk via https://my.ischool.syr.edu - We'll check your eligibility and respond accordingly as soon as possible.

VMware IT Academy Program

What is VMware IT Academy Program?

The VMware IT Academy Program is an important component of VMware education programs. The academic institutions that agree to participate in the VMware IT Academy Program fulfill an important role in providing VMware education worldwide. These academic institutions operate as business alliances of VMware with an objective of delivering educational services to their students. 

The VMware IT Academy Program is designed to introduce students to VMware technologies and equip them with VMware technical skills to compliment their chosen fields of study. VMware will provide selected academic institutions with course materials developed by VMware for this purpose. By instituting this program, VMware seeks to create a collaborative relationship with academic institutions whereby their students may obtain the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) status and other VMware certifications.

Sounds Sweet, How do you sign up?

iSchool's IT Services updates the eligibility every semester.  This is usually done in advance of, or during, the first 2 weeks of every semester according to the Academic Calendar.

Am I eligible?

Your eligibility is added to vmware based on your affiliation with the iSchool.  In order to be eligible to access vmware, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time iSchool Faculty or iSchool Staff member.
  • Currently teaching an iSchool course as an Adjunct Professor.
  • A student enrolled in an iSchool course for the current semester.
  • A student matriculated in an iSchool PhD program.

vmware Agreement: 


You must be a member of an academic institution to qualify for ordering academically discounted software. The academic software discounts offered on this WebStore are not for the general public. You will be requested to provide proof of your academic affiliation during the registration process in order to take advantage of the academic pricing available for students and educators.

 

How do I get the Software?

Open a web browser and navigate to https://my.ischool.syr.edu you may click on an image to make it larger.
Login using your NETID and Password

Click on Download Software under the IT Services Section

You will then be directed to the iSchool Software Downloads Portal

Choose the type of software you wish to download:

  • Microsoft Dreamspark allows you to download Microsoft Software required for iSchool Classes
  • iSchool Software allows you to obtain various other software required for classes
  • VMware allows you to download various software from VMware 

 

You will then be directed to the software portal of your choose. For the purpose of this tutorial we have chosen vmware. 

You can then either Search using the Search box or browse the categories for software.

 

Once you find the desired software you may click Add to Cart to add the software to your cart.

You are then directed to a Shopping Cart page that verifies the download you have chosen.

To continue with the checkout process click the Check Out button located on the bottom right hand side of the page.

Otherwise you may Continue Shopping to add other software.

You will then be directed to an End-User License Agreement page.

Please read over both the Student Use, Installation, and Usage Guidelines, and be sure you agree to these conditions.

If you do you can go ahead and click the I Accept button.

You are then brought to an Order Information page.

You must fill in your Last Name, First Name, and Email Address to continue.

You also have the option to subscribe to the e-newsletter for students that delivers the latest Microsoft events, special offers, job tips, and more.

If you do not wish to subscribe, you can uncheck the check-box and when all of your information is entered, go ahead and click the Proceed With Order button.

You are then directed to a Order Details page that confirms your Customer Information and the product you have selected to download.

Please print out this page for your personal records. You can click the 'download' link now to start downloading the product you have ordered. 

You should receive a confirmation email, but you may also wish to print this page for your record. 

Please write down the product-key as you may need it in the future to re-download.

Once software is checked out, you may not be able to add it again, so do not lose your product key.

 

Still have trouble or questions after reading above?

Contact the iSchool Services Helpdesk via https://my.ischool.syr.edu - We'll check your eligibility and respond accordingly as soon as possible.


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